Scott Simon, owner
Voicebox Karaoke (voiceboxpdx.com)
2112 NW Hoyt St
Portland, OR 97210
Taken on November 6, 2008
Photo By GeoffK
Voicebox has its official opening this Friday, November 14th. Last Thursday, I made it over to the “soft opening” with Johnny Cash singing UrbanDrinks, Cyborg Anthropolgist Amber Case, and Hockey Allstar Scott Fish–and yeah–it was a lot of fun. I've been to Karaoke in Asia and I really appreciate the private rooms. Don't get me wrong Chopsticks Karaoke—I still love you.
Yet, it was nice to be in a private room and know that I wouldn't have to take out a loan to pay off the KJ or arrive at 7:15 to get a song in on a weekend night. Plus, the intimacy of being with your group of friends (and possibly a few new ones) is hard to come by in a bar with 100 people vying for the Mic.
GeoffK from OnPdx was also there and wrote about it last weekend:
Karaoke is very popular in Portland, and as a result some find it very difficult to get up and belt out their favorite tunes in front of so many people.
Enter Voicebox, a brand new Karaoke ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“complex' which just opened near NW 21st (2112 NW Hoyt St). Rather than a traditional Karaoke bar, Voicebox is divided up into six private rooms. Each room has the capacity for a different number of people (as few as 2 and as many as 24) and has its own private karaoke system.
Voicebox's systems are all high end, with Samsung flat screen TVs and…Read more at OnPdx.com.